Meghan Markle's stepsister, Samantha, is in the hospital subsequent to suffering what appears to be a broken lower leg and a cracked knee after a showdown with the paparazzi ... TMZ has learned. Samantha's boyfriend, Mark, tells TMZ, they were driving in Florida close to a toll corner when they had a "paparazzi encounter." He says the photog veered before them, endeavoring to get an unmistakable shot. Her boyfriend says he swerved to one side trying to keep away from him and hit a solid boundary.
He says Samantha hit the windshield and tumbled to the floor tangle. Samantha, who has MS, was not able lift herself up. He says her foot was twisted in reverse.
He drove Samantha to the E.R. where doctors are treating her. As we revealed, Samantha's father just escaped surgery to repair his heart after a serious heart assault. He says the paparazzo fled the scene.